CMA Design Courses - Photography Diploma

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Diploma in Photography and Digital Communication

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Part Time - 14th Aug 2017

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The objective of this photography diploma course is to provide a good understanding of the visual and technical skills necessary to pursue photography as a career in the chosen fields. This course will cover advanced composition, studio lighting and portfolio presentation.

The most demanded genres of photography in the industry such as documentary, fashion, portraiture, and product will be taught.

In addition, the class will introduce a variety of historical and contemporary photographers as well as issues and theories within photography.

Students will strive to bring technical control into accord with artistic vision. Visual problem solving and precise craftsmanship will be stressed.


The entire course is carefully designed to be divided into below crucial parts:

Old Syllabus

  • Mastery of the Tool
  • Seeing with a Third Eye
  • Painting with Light
  • Story Telling
  • Documentary Photography
  • Natural/Artifical Studio Lighting
  • Fashion Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Product Photography

New Syllabus (will be implemented on December 2015)

  • Fundamentals of Photography
  • Natural and Artificial Lighting
  • Product Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Fashion Photography
  • Digital Imaging I
  • Digital Imaging II
  • Visual Communication
  • Content Marketing and Creation (Storytelling)
  • Portfolio Presentation and Exhibition

Course Duration

10 Months (Part Time)

Lecturer:students Ratio

1:25 (Part Time)
Average Number of Students: 15 per class

Entry Requirements

For Singapore Citizen / PR

  • Applicants are to be aged 16 or above when applying.
  • GCE 'N' level with minimum 3 credits (C6) or equivalents
  • Applicant not meeting the entry requirement may need to undergo an interview.

For Others (with valid visa)

VIETNAM - Minimum year 10 education

CHINA - High School Senior Level 2 or equivalent

INDONESIA - SMU2

MALAYSIA - SPM / STPM / Chinese Independent – High School Senior Level 2

OTHERS

  • Minimum year 10 education
  • China and other countries : High School Senior Level 2 and above or equivalent Diplomas
  • Indonesian : SMU2 and above
  • Malaysia : SPM/STPM/Chinese Independent – High School Senior 2
  • Others : Min Year 10 and above.

Exemption will be considered for applicants with related working experience or graduates from other design schools. (Exemption for design modules is strictly based on portfolio evaluation and interview)


Language Requirements
At least 'N' Level English (C6) or equivalents



Graduation Requirements and Course Assessment

 

 
 




Natalie

"My experience in CMA was highly enjoyable and fulfilling, with an atmosphere that's familial and caring. During my time in CMA, I was able to complete a portfolio unique from the other applicants, having applied the different techniques from the MAD Formula. I also applied the various thought processes I learnt to tackle the interview which impressed the judges greatly."

Natalie Gay
CMA Graduate
Entered NTU with just 4 months worth of portfolio


What other students say...
 
 
Crowbar Awards 2013,
1 Silver Award
1 Bronze Award

Campaign:
"Electricise"

Student:
Joyce Tay, Trevor Chua
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category: Silver – Direct Category
Bronze – Integrated Campaign Category
Crowbar Awards 2013,
1 Bronze Award

Campaign:
"Digital Detox"

Student:
Audrey Khang, Chelsea Chen
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category: Bronze– Integrated Campaign
Crowbar Awards 2013,
3 Bronze Awards

Campaign:
"Breathing Life into Stories"

Student:
BrandonLoh, Jimmy Yap
and Seng Hwee Ho
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category: Bronze (Posters, Transit)
Bronze (Posters. Non-Transit))
Bronze (Print/Press)
 
Crowbar Awards 2013,
Finalist

Campaign:
"It's Nice that / Powered by Peers"

Student:
Fuad Rahmat, Marcus Ng, Brandon Loh
and Joyce Tay
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy

Crowbar Awards 2013,
Finalist

Campaign:
"Soothe Your Stomach"

Student:
Roana Koh
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy

Crowbar Awards 2013,
Finalists

Campaign:
"Burning Point"

Student:
Ting Yu Goh, Xue Ni Yeo, Jimmy Yap, Seng Hwee Ho, Roana Koh
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
 
Crowbar Awards 2013,
Finalists

Campaign:
"Pacer, Every step counts"

Student:
Joyce Tay, Trevor Chua
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Crowbar Awards 2012,
4 Silver Awards

Campaign:
"Nanoblock - Small Creation, Big Stories"

 
Student:
Andy Xu Dexiang, Chua See Hiang, Kam Pei Wan Amelie
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category:
Advertising (Posters)
Advertising (Posters Non-Transit)
Advertising (Print/Press Newspaper & Magazines)
Advertising (Art Direction)
Crowbar Awards 2012,
3 Bronze Awards

Campaign:
"Oral B - Catch"

 
Student:
Idris Bin Afandi

Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category:
Advertising (Posters Non-Transit)
Advertising (Print/Press Newspaper & Magazines)
Advertising (Illustration)
 
D&AD Logo
D&AD 2012,
Student Yellow Pencil

Campaign:
"Peace One Day"

Student:
Amelie Kam Pei Wen, Andy Dexiang Xu,
Fleur Vella, Goh Ting Yu, Violaine Hemery
Mentor: Chen Kai'En
School: Chatsworth Medi@rt Academy
Category: Open Brief
 
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